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in the mounting political crisis. over president mohammed morsi's power grab. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> great to have you here. i'm jamie colby, these are members of the military there, reinforcing a wall outside the presidential palace. just 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters actually broke through a barricade leading to the building and forced president morsi to press ahead with so-called dialog talks as he tried to keep the country from plunging deeper into turmoil. >> connor powell is following this live from our jerusalem bureau, what's happening over here? >> well, last night the violence continued in cairo, it was relatively peaceful today, but the crisis continues on, and today, the egyptian military used the calm in cairo to put up barriers around the presidential palace. they built concrete walls, placing tanks and bash wire around that palace and the egyptian media. in the statement warned of disastrous consequences and urging dialog to avoid a quote, dark tunnel in egypt and mohammed morsi called for talks today wit
's exactly what is happening. the egyptian president mohamed morsi from the muslim brotherhood is speaking live on egyptian television. should anything of significance come out of it we will bring it to you. >>> the software tycoon wanted in the murder of a neighbor has asked for asylum, but instead he is in jail. it has not stopped him from blogging about his adventures. the latest from john mcafee of mcafee software fame next. and the real work to avoid the fiscal cliff is being done behind doors and we can hope. the latest talks from lawmakers seem to show that one side is coming out ahead. not surprisingly it is the side that won the presidential election. we will be right back. >>> quarter past the hour. mohamed morsi is still speaking. he says he feels sorry for those killed on both sides in the violence around the palace. this from the live speech which is on going. the hope was certainly of western observers that this man who has made himself a dictator would back down and submit to the will of the people. at least those not of the muslim brotherhood. that has not happened. he said
problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supporters, amid a growing crisis over the draft constitution. but a referendum on the draft constitution will go ahead as planned, despite the unrest. but that might not be enough for protesters. they are calling on president mohamed morsi to step down and for the document to be dumped completely. >> there were scuffles between anti-government demonstrators and pro-morsi activists trying to break up their protest. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has called on the sides to settle their differences through dialogue. she warned that the government must deliver on the promises made during the revolution. >> ultimately, it is up to the egyptian people to chart their way forward. we want to see a process that is inclusive and a dialogue that is truly open to a free exchange of ideas that will further the democratic process in egypt. >> but six months after mohamed morsi took power, many egyptians are losing patience with their islamist leader. >> he should gather his papers and leave the palace. he is not qualified for his positi
between supporters and opponents of president mohamed morsi. five people died and the hundreds injured in the fighting which erupted in several cities around the country. more advisers have resigned over night. 6 in total since the awarded himself sweeping new powers. the gloves go to cairo for the latest. -- let's go to cairo. there are protestors from both sides in various locations. no clashes at the moment that we are seeing. the republican guards or tanks outside the ballots have issued an ultimatum to call all protesters from either side to leave the area within an hour. another interesting development, the most senior institution in sunni islam has called for the president to withdraw or suspend the controversial new powers that he took. so they have warned the president to diffuse the situation. so it's moving quickly, coming to ahead. >> there was some suggestion yesterday from the vice president that there may be some sort of compromise in store. you have any details on that? >> there is snow evidence what they're going to do or anything they can do politically. he could be f
against the u.s. dollar despite financial authorities tried to hold it from sliding. mohamed morsi expects that it will stabilize. >> political turmoil has sent worried egyptian scrambling to change their currency into pounds and dollars. they are imposing controls on how much cash can physically be carried out of the country. >> the latest attempt to stabilize the currency has had little impact on it slide. beside reserves in its currency auction, the egyptian pound falling to a new low. the currency have been losing value since the unrest began. two major factors are a drop in tourism and in foreign investment. many egyptians fear their cash will continue to fall in value causing a run on a changing the pound for dollars or euro. president mohamed morsi says it should stabilize soon and the central bank is warning they could run out of central bank currency reserves. egypt is still waiting for an imf aid package. >> we hope the talks with the international monetary fund will continue in january. the government will ask for a resumption in loan negotiations. >> until then, the central ban
on social media sites. >> tomorrow a draft constitution by mohammed morsi. it would expand his constitutional powers. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi. next, we'll talk about developments in the country and security throughout the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society, what is likely to be the outcome, not just of the referendum, but the next step in the next several steps in this ongoing saga of the egyptian political transition. looking more deeply inside the muslim brotherhood, looking at this in the regional perspective in terms of egypt and israel in the aftermath of the gaza conflict, which may seem like it was light light-years ago, but it was only three weeks ago. so with that, let me briefly introduce our panelists. first, steve cook, a senior fellow for middle eastern studies of at the council on foreign relations. i take great pride in mentioning that when he was much younger, steve was
pharaoh. mohammed morsi makes a bold power grab. and a new constitution is pushed throughout without the input of christians or moderates. >> tom: and a look at the film that is exposing the dark world of sex trafficking, and bringing victims a message of hope. >> george: as nigeria's christians suffer more attacks, the international community seeks more tools to fight islamic terrorist. hello, everyone, i'm george thomas. >> wendy: and i'm we wendy griffith. twin car bombings on a military base in nigeria killed at least 15 people. it happened in the muslim north. officials say a bus packed with explosives rammed into st. andrew military protestant church right after sunday's services. about 10 minutes later, a car just outside the church exploded, as people fled from the first attack. boko haram is expected in the attack. boko haram is blamed for killing more than 760 nigerians this year alone. >> george: staggering numbers. he is executive director of a group that defends religious rights. ann, the international criminal court has released a court that boko haram has, in fact, com
. they were angry about sweeping new powers president mohamed morsi gave himself. president mohamed morsi's chief of staff said they will address the country later today and will share some important news. >>> and house speaker john boehner discussed fiscal strategies with president barack obama in a phone call. this comes as another republican is ready to break ranges. he said he could support president barack obama's demand for an increase in tax rates as part of a comprehend sufficient plan -- comprehensive plan to cut the federal deficit. some are looking for ways to save faces a they give in. >>> and maintenance costs, used by state lawmakers, at least a douse member of the legislature had repairs on those vehicles and repairs were made before lawmakers used them for their personal use. in any case the costs were thousands of dollars. >> only state in the country finally ended this program and they saw some abuse and they saw voters did not like the program and that it was a perk they could give up. >> starting this year, lawmakers are not issued any cars anymore instead they are. >>
of president mohamed morsi over the country's new constitution. meanwhile president mohamed morsi has maintained security in the under up on the vote to that constitution. >>> -- in the run up on the vote to that constitution. >>> they are sending a team to mexico to help find the cause of the crash. rivera and six others died after their learjet went down in mexico. many considered rivera a role model. >> she could have been your girlfriend, somebody you could just talk to and she went through domestic violence and that's why women really related to her because she was really one of the girls. >> and the driver's license was found among the wreckage and so far no bodies were recovered. >>> seattle they touched down. the pilots landed the boeing 737 in sacramento due to an electrical smell coming from the back of the plane. all 132 passengers were booked on other flights. they complained of the odor and were treated. >>> a san jose kaiaker drowned in a creek. 39-year-old shelby daniel was with friends on clear creek on sunday when her kaiak capsized south of whiskey town lake. they we
on a larger scale for you. does that help you any, pat? worst politician 2012 egypt's mohammed morsy. heralded as a states man after his role in mediating the gaza cease fire and plunged his country into chaos by grounding him executive of absolute power which caused an outcry and tried to rush through a constitutional referendum. worst politician. okay. most defining political moment, pat? >> governor chris christie embraces barack obama and hurricane sandy. bye-bye mitt. >> anyway, bye-bye mitt happened earlier than that. the 47% tape that was leaked that had him stating that he didn't have to carry about 47% of the public. also the decision to uphold most of obamacare was another defining political moment. >> when i share eleanor's view, i think that video of obama on that 47% of the american public whom he said were happily dependent on the american government -- >> romney. >> who did i say? >> obama. >> obama. definitely not obama. >> go ahead with it. >> but that -- i don't think romney did this with anticipation that it might suddenly come out. but when it came out, it was the worst pol
to be held. the president, mohamed morsi, says it will be held on saturday. the opposition says it will stand firm. it does not want the referendum. it thinks the constitution is a flawed document. george.fraid we lost we will try to get him back. one of the opposition leaders has been speaking about the situation. we can hear what he had to say. >> we are not aiming at topping -- toppling the president. we are not aiming at challenge in the sovereignty of the state. we're not aiming at doing anything that would lead to disintegration of the state. no. why should we make the people swallow a constitution that could have been much better and should have been much better? >> george is back with us. let's have another go. >> the argument over this referendum over the constitution means that politics is always to the fore. politics is what grabs the headlines. there is another story we could tell about egypt, the story of economic life, life for ordinary people here. they say political uncertainty is leading to economic hardship. this is what i have been finding out. if it is broken, we can fix i
tomorrow. it will take some time for that would support for president mohammed morsi we be judgment for what constitution should look like. will he prevail? will he come at the end of the process, process the powers that he claimed for himself two years ago, of which he has since relinquished? >> unfortunately, my answer is going to be yes. one saying that we need to reject the referendum, the other part is saying no, we want to boycott. so now they are divided. the result is going to be the muslim rotherhood and president morsi is most likely going to win the referendum. on the other hand, the opposition is very strong in egypt. there is no return to the previous situation. what i suggest in the future is that mohammed morsi ll win the referendum, try tooit establish an islamic state, he will see strong opposition for months and months. lou: moving quickly to syria as we wrap up. russia today -- from the deputy foreign minister, basically saying that they have acknowledged that bashar al-assad has been losing power and that his departure is a foregone conclusion. suddenly they are
of mohamed morsy packed the area as morsy called for a referendum on a new constitution. his critics say the constitution was rushed through. we'll go live to cairo for a live report in just moments. >>> north korea will try again, taking a stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, putting a satellite into orbit. this is coming from the state-run media. it will be launched between the tenth and 22nd of this month. they tried earlier but it crashed into the sea. the state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by north korea provocative. >>> and nations around the world observing world aid's day, in march, bangladesh -- a march in bangladesh, showing how activists have helped this movement go global. 34 million people have been living with hiv. >>> and david beckham's final soccer match is under way. he is playing his final match at the championship game. but beckham is not retiring from soccer. at the age of thirty-seven, he is making his final run before hanging up his cleats. >>> and at a department store, the music, and answer may surprise you. >>> and could be the
in egypt here. this is a pro-mohamed morsi rally. some pro-morsi rallies taking place. this is all about the so-called power grab by mohamed morsi trying to tell the judges there that they can't overturn any of the decrees he has put in place. now, we have a draft constitution put in place approved by an assembly there. a hurry up draft constitution and citizens will vote on that in a couple of weeks judging from the crowd here, they're certainly pro morsi, but a lot of anger and frustration and this draft constitution does not represent a lot of the people there in egypt. we will continue to follow the story throughout the morning and continue to bring us live pictures and our reporters on the scene there, as well. >> this is also new to cnn. in the past few hours we learned that north korea's young leader kim jung-un plans to launch a rocket within days. this could raise tensions between the world's most secretive nation and the south korean neighbo and the u.s. seoul calls this a brave provocation. this would be south carolina's second attempt. you remember the first the rocket launch
protests. at the time, critics accused mohamed morsi of a power grab and adviser to morsi says the government will push forward to a referendum on the new constitution, despite concerns from the opposition. going to go live to cairo in a few minutes here. >>> a well known islamic militant, the leader of a terror network, is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. the fbi is working to figure out what role, if any, the man played in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. a full report, everything we know about this man, coming up, coming right up here on cnn. >>> congress faces a so-called fiscal cliff and only 24 days. and it is what house speaker john boehner did not say that is drawing attention tonight. when questioned by reporters yesterday, boehner would not comment on whether there is room for compromise on the president's demand for higher tax rates, on high income americans. boehner and the president spoke by phone this week, but in public comments, appear to have no -- made no progress. >>> same se
. >>> and egypt's president could be backing off a power group that led to a national crisis. mohamed morsy says he is willing to change the decree that critics say would give him too much power. the offer would not be enough, though, to satisfy the egyptians furious. at least six people have died in clashes, we'll bring you to cairo for the latest on that. >>> and president obama and house speaker john boehner are talking again. but that is about the only thing close to progress in efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama used his weekly address insisting he is ready to make the tough decisions on spending cuts. >> i am willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the one trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. but if we're serious about reducing our deficit while still investing in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy, and if we're serious about protecting middle class families then we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rates. that is one principle i wouldn't compromise on. >> spea
presidente de egipto mohamed morsi. >>> un mecánico de missouri y su mujer obtuvieron el cheque de 293 millones de dólares al comprar uno de los dos boletos premiados en el powerball, dijeron en rueda de prensa que siguen con los pies en al tierra que no dejarn que la suma se les suba a la cabeza, el dueño del otro boleto ganador, aún no ha sido identificado. >>> el primer perro del país, o sea la mascota presidencial, inspecciona los regalos de navidad, le diremos de qué se trata además de sus comentarios de facebook y twitter, ya regresamos ♪. ♪. >>> para despedirnos, tenemos una visita de navidad a la casa blanca ♪. hace algunos días la primera dama michelle obama inspeccinó las decoraciones de navidad, con familiares de militares, ahora le tocó a bob el perro de la familia que pasó revista a los regalos de la familia, pero la mascota presidencial también es protagonista ,porque la imagen de bob aparece en 40 copos y
will help moon especially among young and undecided vors. >>> opponents of egyptian president mohamed morsi are calling for many protests following violent clashes in the capital cairo. morsi supporters and opponents clash near the presidential palace from wednesday through thursday forcing the military to intervene. the battles left six people dead and more than 700 injured. the violence erupted after morsi gave himself enhanced presidential powers. he also halted discussions on a new draft constitution drawing more public anger. the military temporarily cordoned off an area around the presidential palace deploying tanks and armored vehicles. the number of protesters continue to increase on thursday night. one protester said the latest clashes have led her to demand morsi's resignation instead of changes to the draft constitution. there are reports that the headquarters and offices of morsi's muslim brotherhood were set on fire. in a televised speech on thursday, president morsi said the referendum on a new constitution will be held on december 15th as scheduled. he also called for a meeti
, thank you. in egypt the concession offered late yesterday by president mohamed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> reporter: in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next weekend. in doing so they also said no to a form of compromise offered by president mohammed morsi who late last night rescinded a decree giving him unlimited powers. morsi immediately issued a new decree that does much of the same thing with the figure of a totally new constitution within six months if the referendum rejects the present draft. the opposition is convicted morsi's muslim brotherhood wants to redraw the face of egypt. but the final goal isn't that clear according to khalid fahmy of the american university of cairo. >> they have an agenda of controlling all the institutions of the state. for what purpose, is significant to know. it is not necessarily to t
indefinitely. that because of the protest by supporters of islamist president mohammed morsi. the court was set to rule on the legitimacy of the islamist dominated panel that drafted the new constitution. but it now says it cannot operate in what it calls a "climate filled with hatred." steve harrigan live in cairo at the moment with the latest developments. not very encouraging, steve. good morning. >> reporter: certainly not. in a blow to the egypt constitutional court. judges were going to meet today but the building they were going to meet in was surrounded by protesters in favor of the egypt president mohammed morsi. the judges were too concerned about trying to enter the building. they failed to do so. they said they would not meet anymore under the atmosphere of fear and intimidation. to an example of mob rule here. justices building surrounded and the justices failing to meet today. as far as the constitution, pushed through in one night, earlier in the week, it's now set to go to a referendum. nationwide vote on this. december 15. president morsi said those extreme powers which he adop
in washington. thank you. >>> chaos in cairo. egyptian president mohammed morsi returning to the presidential palace overnight. he left amid clashes between police and 100,000 protestors. look at that. they are outraged over her recent power grab. it shows there should be great concern about morsi. >> people have said the muslim brotherhood is moderate, it is responsible, it will not be a problem if it takes power has been proven wrong i think beyond a shadow of a doubt. this man is in power through whatever means he can get it. >> steve harrigan has more from cairo on the clashes. >> real escalation by the opposition protestors. in cairo square they are on the move moving toward egypt's presidential palace. they cut through bashed wire. in the end the protestors had tear gas at the wall of the complex. h mohammed morsi was in the compound. he left not to flee but at the end of a normal workday. he does not reside in that palace. the demonstration shows the agenda is a referendum december 15th. they will be voting on a controversial constitution that has divided the country from secular and i
, it is inevitable. people say, the islamists have one, but mohammed morsi is this nonentity of a character. holding the reins of power is the army. defense trades atse strait the chiefs of power. you have to just love it. life gives a few gifts. on the 21st of november, you have this incredible story in the new york times about how barack obama has established this global confidence and trust, mohamed morsi has the mind of an engineer, of course the next day he assumes dictatorial powers by declaring that the timing was -- [laughter] this is the way that the muslim brotherhood operates. anyone who understands this could have seen this coming in long time ago. this is the essence of the problem. if you want to have a democratic process in the middle east, one that represents most of the people, you have to have islamist parties participate in that process. if you want to have a democratic outcome, do have to prevent the islamist parties from participating because the first thing they will do is destroy the democracy. the conclusion is we're not going to have a democratic future in the middle east an
it aired. >>> president mohamed morsi is ahead of a vote and has been given the right to arrest civilians. they will be voting on a charter approved by a panel filled mostly with mohamed morsi's allies. both opponents and supporters of the government were there and mass gunman were attacked at the square. >>> they are facing the fiscal crisis and democrats are speaking out in a couple of hours but as allison burns reports republicans beat them to the airways. >> reporter: they say the food stamp program needs to be cut. alabama said food stamps need to be on the table when it comes to the fiscal cliff and he said there is not enough oversight and 1 in 6 americans uses the food stamps and they say too many abuse the system. >> the real people are fighting and have not reported changes in the income. >> reporter: democrats are warning president barack obama not to give into too many gop demands and they are holding a news conference in about an hour and a half. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> more news about childhood obesity in america. several say obesity rates are going d
referendum tomorrow. it will take some time for that would support for president mohammed morsi we be judgment for what constitution should look like. will he prevail? will he come at the end of the process, process the powers that he claimed for himself two years ago, of which he has since relinquished? >> unfortunately, my answer is going to be yes. one is saying that we need to reject the referendum, the other part is saying no, we want to boycott. so now they are divided. the result is going to be the muslim brotherhood and president morsi is most likely going to win the referendum. on the other hand, the opposition is very strong in egypt. there is no return to the previous situation. what i suggest in the future is that mohammed morsi will win the referendum, try tooit establish an islamic state, he will see strong opposition for months and months. lou: moving quickly to syria as we wrap up. russia today -- from the deputy foreign minister, basically saying that they have acknowledged that bashar al-assad has been losing power and that his departure is a foregone conclusion.
news overseas. up next, egyptian president mohammed morsi tries to quiet protesters but is he will to back down from his power grab. >>> a major ruling in michigan that has some workers upset and could hurt the auto industry. more on that when we return.  >>> michigan is now one step closer to becoming a right to work state. yesterday, the state house and senate approved bills limiting ups from collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused quite an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. ballet between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes work equality. >>> mohammed morsi said he would not tolerate anyone trying to overthrow what he calls his legitimate government but the protestors say they'll continue. seven people are dead after violent clash this is week. >>> and historic visit by the leader of hamas to gaza tbeen e years. his party has been in control of the gaza strip for five years and he is arriving to mark the 25th anniversary of hamas' founding. >>> software mowing
palace in cairo is the scene of violent clashes between supporters of president mohamed morsi and his opponent. morsi has been in office since june. only four months. but he has angered opposition forces by granting himself sweeping new powers. mr. morsi is aligned with islamists like the muslim brotherhood. he has proposed a new constitution. one with little input from one side. the secular forces that swept morsi's predecessor hose ny bu barack from power nearly two years ago. morsi says a referendum will be held december 15 on the egyptian constitution. it will be up to the egyptian sipses to vote yet or no. -- citizens to vote yes or no. but morsi opponents dismissed the move as a ploy, including his opponent, mohamed el- baradei. one of morsi's highest profile opponents and former head of the u.n.'s nuclear regulatory agency. >> we will continue to push until we get a proper develop a institution. >> what is the key question? >> i think the key question is, is morsi's presidency in nature. and you have strong forces against him. everyone is united against him. >> behind him is th
questions remaining here. thank you both. >> ifill: protests surrounding egyptian president mohammed morsi's recent power grab and a hastily drafted constitution turned violent again today. jeffrey brown reports. >> brown: police outside the presidential palace in cairo retreated this evening after a crowd broke through their lines. officers fired back with tear gas but eventually a loud... allowed protestors to make their way to the palace gates. some threw stones toward the billing. security officials said president mohammed morsi left the palace as the demonstrations grew larger, reportedly to more than 100,000. it has become commonplace in the last few weeks. they follow morsi's recent decree that expands his powers and hastily drafted constitution put together by an islamist dominated committee. >> we won't be able to speak. there won't be a court that we can go talk to. he has made himself a force and he said it is a rather force. this is something we cannot believe. we've been 0 years being betrayed. we won't believe morsi. he will remain seated in the chair and not leave it. >> bro
of their demand. egyptian president mohammed morsi agreed to rescind the sweeping powers he ordered last month, but opponents want him to go even further, rescinding a draft constitution that is going to referendum on december 15. >>> in syria, rebel commanders are hoping to improve the unity in bringing down president assad's regime by creating a joint leadership. the new group consists of a 30-member elected council and in a move that could mean support from the west, two of the most extreme fighting groups in syria were not invited to the meeting in turkey. . >>> and now to fox 5 follow-up. pressure is mounting in london for two australian radio hosts to be removed from the air, this after a nurse who was tricked by the hosts' prank call committed suicide. jacintha saldanha was found near the hospital on friday. friends and family believe it was from stress of the call. the station's chief executive says while they are devastated about the news, they did nothing, quote, illegal. >> this is a tragic event. these people are human beings. we are all affected by this. there is no straightforwar
explosive power grab by the president, mohammed morsi. right now army tanks surround the presidential palace as thousands of protesters shout topple the regime, the same chant heard during the regime of hosni mubarak. in a tv show morsi said absolute powers he granted himself will expire with a vote on december 15th but that did little to silence his opponents who plan a million man march in cairo's tahrir square. >>> at a university in dublin hillary clinton called for dialogue to ease the unrest in egypt. >> we call on all the stakeholders in egypt to settle their differences through discussion and debate, not through violence. >> clinton also called on egypt's leaders to protect the country's promise of post revolution democracy. >>> back here at home, as the fiscal cliff standoff continues in washington the president took his plan out of town to northern virginia where he sat down with a middle class family to talk about the potential impacts they face from the looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details from washington. >>> lynn, good
. protesters are holding duelling rallies for and against president mohamed morsi, so let's get straight to cnn's reza sayah in cairo for us. he's joining us now by phone. reza, the muslim brotherhood has called for not one but 2 million man marches in support of morsi. what do you know about those? >> reporter: randi, we are at one of them, and this is a very large gathering. obviously for more than a week now we've seen hundreds of thousands of egyptian protests against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood and now supporters of morsi say it's our turn. tens of thousands have showed up outside of cairo university where we are and saying we support president morsi and like the anti-government protest we can put on a large demonstration, too. a large turnout. a few thousand women. the gathering overwhelmingly men, and it's energized, chanting slogans. again, some of the opposition leaders and in support of the president. really this turnout puts into focus the conflict here between the opposition factions, the liberals, the moderates, the secularists and the president's supporters, the isl
of the palace of president mohamed morsi. last night, the city saw the worst violence since last month when morsi announced near absolute power. the conflict continues over the proposed constitution drafted by morsi's allies. many fear it would revert the country to an authoritarian government. >>> the syrian military has reportedly begun loading the chemicals for a deadly nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. they're reportedly just waiting on word from president assad to fire. >> our concerns are that an increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. we have sent a -- an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line, and those responsible would be held to account. >> meanwhile, germany plans to send 400 soldiers as well as patriot missiles to turkey, syria's border. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in front of the australian embassy. this happened just after 10:00 last night on rhode island avenue just near scotts circle in northwest. police tell us a man was stabbed in the side. he was
of president mohamed morsi have been filling the streets around cairo university just across the nile river. the opposition is urging anti-government protesters to fill iconic tahrir square in cairo. ian lee joins us by phone. it was quieter at tahrir square earlier this morning. tell me the scene there now. >> reporter: it's still pretty quiet compared to what we saw yesterday. a few thousand people in tahrir square compared to last night where we saw tens if not 100,000 people. today the big story is cairo university and the muslim brotherhood protests. this is the first time we've seen the muslim brotherhood flex some street muscle and send their supporters out into the street. from the estimates we're hearing hundreds of thousands of people are at cairo university in support of president mohamed morsi. and this comes as the constitutional draft was approved by president mohamed morsi and we will see a vote for it in the next 15 days. and one thing that should be stated here is that the islamists should never be underestimated. they've been underestimated since the revolution in every re
've got to go, great to see you. >> my pleasure. >> the egyptian president mohammed morsi calling on opposition to focus on repairing the economy. after voters approved a new and controversial constitution. critics say mohammed morsi and allies pushed the constitution without input from secular officials and it restricts women's rights and free speech. president morsi acknowledges the respectable proportion that voted against the constitution but offered nothing to the opposition that violently protested against it and rejected working with the president. "studio b" coming right back. [ all ] 3, 2, 1... [ male announcer ] as the year counts down, your savings can add up with the adt new year's sale. help protect your family with the advanced technology of adt starting at just $99 -- a savings of $300 plus 15% off accessories. but you must call before midnight january 2nd. more than a security system, adt can help let your family in from the cold even when you're away from home. adjust your thermostat remotely to help save energy and money. turn on the lights, even see that everyon
.s. into a potential conflict. rebecca. >> anna werner, thank you. now to egypt. president mohamed morsi said tonight the country will vote december 15 on a new constitution. the draft document and the president's new powers brought egyptians back to the streets today. holly williams is in cairo tonight, and good evening to you, holly. >> reporter: good evening. well, tens of thousands of president morsi's supporters took to the streets today, but it follows days of protests by his opponents, who accuse mr. morsi of behaving like a dictator. last week, the president gave himself broad new powers that he says he needs until egypt has a new democratic constitution. the panel writing that constitution rushed to finish a final draft on friday working through the night. but the panel is dominated by mr. morsi's islamist allies. and the final draft includes a bigger role for islamic sharia law and empowers the state to protect morals. but there's no specific guarantee of equality for women, and all of those things have angered many egyptian liberals. nevertheless, mr. morsi said this evening that he will p
. >> and protest in tahrir square as anger continues to grow against egyptian president mohammed morsi. we'll have a live report. >> new information on what may have caused a freight train carrying dangerous chemicals to derail in new jersey. >> heather: the clock is winding down to a potential economic disaster. there has been a lot of talk apparently nothing to show for it. democrats and republicans blaming each other nor the standoff with your tax bill riding on the out come. unless an agreement is reached by the end of the month, bush-era tax cuts will expire triggering a rise in taxes by an average of 5%. that means a middle-class family will pay $2,000 more in taxes and married couples would be hurt because of marriage penalty. it doesn't include the budget consequences. $55 billion would be cut from the pentagon and another $55 billion slashed from domestic programs. an estimated 2 million jobs could be lost pushing the economy back into a recession adding to the misery to those facing tough times by ending jobless benefits for the long term unemployed. steve is live in washington. where do
mohammed morsi blocked judges from getting into the country's court buildings. the judges reacted by suspending their work indefinitely. including monitoring a referendum on the new constitution set for december 15th. >> palestinian leader mahmoud abbas got a hero's welcome in the west bank town of ramallah today after winning a vote in the united nations to upgrade the palestinian status to observer state. that move did come at a price. today israel halted the transfer of $120 million in tax revenues to the palestinian authority. >> coming up, the recipe for the all-american kitchen. >> it's a commonly heard sentiment, buy american. the logic that it will spur demand in job growth at home. but as sharyl attkisson shows us it's not always as easy as it sounds. >> reporter: kitchen remodels can be daunting. but when eva decided to fix up her charleston home she added an extra challenge. >> everything from now on i'm going to put in my kitsch sen going to be american made. >> reporter: that was good news for the owners of dna cabinet work the local cabinetry company, they use region
a referendum. this comes a day after they said it would boycott a referendum. >> president mohamed morsi granted himself sweeping powers. that prompted some judges to call for an indefinite strike. >> germany is reported to be considering the export of tanks and armored vehicles to saudi arabia, a country which is already -- has already used its weapons to put down a popular uprising in the country neighboring. >> they say that hundreds of boxer armoured patrol vehicles -- should the deal goes through, it would make the government an accomplice to islamist extremists, some said. >> saudi arabia is reportedly looking to purchase several hundred of these boxer armoured patrol vehicles. "der spiegel" magazine says this was discussed last week at a meeting. a government spokesman declined to comment. >> confidentiality protect interest of potential buyers, as well as our relations with such countries. many requests are turned down. even if they are proved, they often do not ultimately lead to a deal. >> the blonde is where -- the bundeswehr currently uses the boxer as a transporter. it could
. protestors are upset over president mohammed morsi's decision last month to give himself unrestricted powers. >>> a u.s. navy spokesman says no american drones are missing despite claims by iran that it captured one. a commander says all of the unmanned surveillance aircraft in that region are accounted for. other nations in the gulf including the united arab emirates have drones in service. >>> president obama got input today from governors on how to resolve the budget standoff in washington. state governments of course would feel the pinch of automatic spending cuts kicking in at the end of the year but as danielle nottingham tells us, there's still a disagreement over how to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: three republican and three democratic governors gate the president their take on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff" this morning at the white house. >> we're not sort of saying it should be that plan or that plan. i think what we all agree on is something has to get done. >> as governors we think it's important that we're part of the discussions both in terms of the impact it has on
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